Find out why our many satisfied dentists trust The Art of Aesthetics. You will see the difference in our cosmetic dental lab from esthetic diagnostic wax-ups to dental veneers and crowns. The Art of Aesthetics is the cosmetic dental lab you have sought for many years. At least, our clients think so. Please get in touch with us today!
Digital Files or Conventional PVS
Be it digital files or conventional PVS impressions, you can entrust us with cosmetic restorations. In addition to free shipping, both ways for our regular dental offices or dentists, you can connect us with your digital scanners — 3Shape Trios, Cerec, iTero, Medit, VivaScan, or True Definition.
Our dental technicians designed and produced all our dental restoration products to comply with local and international quality and safety standards.
Why The Art of Aesthetics?
There are many reasons to partner with us. Firstly, we are not a large lab but can handle complex, difficult full-mouth rehabilitations. Be it cosmetic reason or medical, and we are flexible to provide your needs. Again, we work with selected and prestigious dental offices all over the country. It’s because we want to partner with your dental practices. Sometimes that’s what you need since it can be difficult to meet the needs of ever-demanding cosmetic patients without such a partnership. Simultaneously, having a great working partnership with a cosmetic dental lab, you have dedicated technicians at your disposal. In addition, we offer the following benefits to our partners:
- Fast, reliable, and free pick-up and delivery or shipping, regardless of the address or country.
- Personalized and dedicated technicians and support.
- High qualified, experienced, expert, and skilled technicians.
- Latest modern technology to accommodate digital dentistry.
- Meet the highest quality by international standards.
- 24/7 Online Support (Email, mobile text, and online contact).
One of our dentists told us we were the best lab he had ever used. However, we don’t take that as granted. For that reason, we continually improve our product quality and customer service. See for yourself why by sending us a few trial cases.
Services of Cosmetic Dental Lab
- Cosmetic porcelain laminate veneers.
- Full-mouth rehabilitation (crowns, bridges, veneers, onlays, and dental implants).
- Customized surgical guide with sleeves for implants.
- Patient-specific custom (CAD-CAM) implant abutments.
- 3D model printing services from digital files.
Porcelain Veneer Materials
- Porcelain Feldspathic
- IPS e.max® Press ingots
- IPS e.max® ZirCAD
- Empress® Esthetic
- Zirconia layered with e.max® Porcelain
About Our Porcelain Veneer Materials
With our cosmetic dental lab, you have two options for razor-thin veneers for minimal face tooth reduction (minimal-prep) or no-prep (zero-preparation) patients: Empress® Esthetic or feldspathic.
The feldspathic method is an older technique, but still popular today due to its natural appearance. The Art of Aesthetics is experienced in constructing beautiful veneers requiring minimal preparation or closing diastema. Since we utilize the finest porcelain powder, porcelain laminate veneers are highly delicate, and fabrication is tedious. For instance, a ceramist duplicates the model using high-temperature stone materials. Subsequently, it was revolutionized by using the thin platinum foil technique. It was the only option for porcelain laminate veneers before Empress® Esthetic, a pressable and equally aesthetic method.
A minor disadvantage of feldspathic veneers is that it gives fewer options if you need any modifications or adjustments in the chairside. Thus, we recommend considering Empress Esthetic®, as discussed below.
We have used this product since we started in 2003 as an alternative to Feldpar or Feldpathic laminate veneers. It delivers everything we need to fabricate thin and equally aesthetic porcelain laminate veneers. A dental company, Ivoclar Vivadent, developed this incredible material and revolutionized in cosmetic dental lab industry. It can easily be etched and bonded to the natural dentin. Also, unlike the above feldspathic veneers, a minor adjustment in the chairside is viable.
What is IPS Empres® Esthetic?
The composition of Empress® is leucite-reinforced glass-ceramic. It comes in the form of ingots with various shades. It’s pressable, either with or without layering with powder material. The indications for Empress® are inlays/onlay, veneers, and anterior crowns. But we don’t recommend posterior crowns or any type of irregular bites. So far, we had no incident where the patient demonstrated an allergic reaction to this material. However, if your patients are allergic to a similar material, please consider an alternative.
IPS e.max Pressable or CAD Layered with e.max Porcelain Veneers
IPS e.max is one of our favorites, and we recommend it for most full-mouth rehabilitation. Keeping the same material for veneers, crowns, bridges, onlays, and implants have a significant advantage over using different materials for the same patient. For example, the same texture, uniform shade, and more. In addition, the flexibility of using e.max surpasses other ceramic materials esthetically. In our cosmetic dental lab, we can apply the layering technique using the e.max power on the e.max pressed or CAD framework.
IPS E.max, or IPS e.max Lithium Disilicate, is glass-ceramic by Ivoclar company. As a matter of fact, it is a significant development and breakthrough in cosmetic dentistry. Even after a few decades, e.max is still one of the high-strength and most aesthetic non-zirconia ceramics. As such, we have had the highest success rate for veneers and crowns for many years. In addition, it boasts a fracture strength of around 470 MPa, which is higher than our natural human enamel.
Aesthetic Diagnostic Wax Up
Since every cosmetic patient is unique, rubber stamping instructions will not satisfy some patients. Thus, please give us all the detailed instructions, starting with the aesthetic diagnostic wax-up steps. In fact, we consider wax-ups to be the most crucial process in all cosmetic restorations. We understand cosmetic dentists ought to “sell” or convince their patients of the beautiful smile makeover. However, being conservative or realistic with the final expectation may save you in the long run. Also, please send us some sample designs, for instance, natural, youthful, dominant, Hollywood, softened, etc. Please note that depending on the actual patient, the desired design is for reference only, and the final result may vary.
IPS e.max® ZirCAD
ZirCAD is an e.max CAD version of zirconium oxide or zirconia. Utilizing the CAD-CAM technology, we can fabricate crowns and bridges for full-mouth restorations. It comes in various levels of translucency block (MT, LT, and MO) and MT Multi polychromatic shades. We can layer with e.max ceramics on ZirCAD frameworks for a superior aesthetic. With zirconia strength and e.max esthetic, it solves dentistry’s most challenging issues and problems. Try your next full-mouth rehabilitation with IPS e.max ZirCAD.
IPS e.max – All ceramic all you need
Zirconia Cosmetic Veneers
Zirconia has transformed the dental industry. Its steel-like propensity answers most dentists’ and dental labs’ problems. It solved many dilemmas, such as durability, longevity, finances, etc. However, one disadvantage remains, resistance to etching. In other words, it doesn’t stick or bond as well as e.max to natural dentin. As a cosmetic dental lab, we tried many different etching materials and chemicals with no significant improvement to address the issue.
However, if you prepare or design to accommodate zirconia veneers, we have the skill, technology, and experience to deliver them. In addition, we can layer with IPS e.max porcelain to produce excellent esthetic results.
What Does Cosmetic Dental Lab Need?
We can share a few things we learned in a cosmetic dental lab.
Here are a few tips from an experienced ceramist:
- Double-check for undercuts.
- Reduce enough in critical areas.
- Break or reduce interproximal contacts to subgingival.
- Smooth out sharp edges and squares.
- Prepping subgingival, especially the facial side and interproximal contacts.
- Allow at least 1.5mm occlusal clearance.
Be Generous When Reducing
We understand that grinding off a perfectly healthy tooth structure seems a waste. At the same time, in order to construct long-lasting crowns, a solid framework is a must. For example, a 2.0 mm thick crown may last longer than a 0.5mm thin crown. Another example is that reducing minimal may not be appropriate if your desired outcome for veneers is not too bulky.
For the best result, in general speaking, we encourage you to do as follows:
- Select the best materials for what you wish to achieve.
- Send us high-quality photos with proper lighting.
- Send samples drawing or diagrams of the smile design.
- Allow generous time to do the job correctly. The more time our technician has, the more we can perfect the design.
- Plan and communicate with us in advance.
Remake & Adjustment
The myth is that remakes and adjustments are inevitable in cosmetic dental lab businesses. Therefore, it’s no big deal to return for a remake. While it’s true that dental lab technicians are human and make mistakes, we never enjoy seeing the same case twice for whatever reason. Therefore, we will do our best to avoid remakes and adjustments. It doesn’t mean you have to sit even doesn’t fit well. It means we will do our job correctly the first time around. Thus, we need your office’s partnership and cooperation, providing us with what we need to do our job correctly.
- a double-cord impression with margins visible all around,
- no bubble or void in the impression,
- if necessary, a full arch impression for correct mounting,
- correct shade information, preferably with photos,
- bite registration for accurate mounting, and most importantly,
- temporary crowns should be the exact replication of the permanent crown.
The Importance of Temporary Crown
The purpose of a temporary crown is more than “temporary” until the lab fabricates a permanent crown. The function of a temporary crown is to stabilize the adjacent teeth from shifting, moving, or further damaging. Again, the purpose is to protect the natural teeth while the permanent crown is fabricated. Surprisingly many dental offices are unaware of the importance of temporary crowns.
We cannot stress enough that:
A temporary crown must fit perfectly! Or else the final crown will not fit perfectly! The permanent one is as good as the temporary one!
For instance, fabricating a temporary crown too loose can cause the permanent crown to be too tight. Simultaneously, a too tight temporary crown causes the final crown to be too tight. Therefore, investing your time and energy in constructing temporary crowns will save you many troubles delivering the crowns.
Cosmetic Dental Lab and IPS e.max ZirCAD MT
Our ceramists at The Art of Aesthetics enjoy specifically working with IPS products: e.max, ZirCAD, and Empress Esthetic.
As canvas to the painter, as clay to the potter, as dental material to our ceramists.
As a painter solely depends on their creative and artistic skills, so do our ceramists. A ceramist in our cosmetic dental lab is independent of all modern technologies. They solely rely on creativity, skills, and materials. Thus, our ceramists are the artist in the cosmetic dental field. Also, the IPS e.max ZirCAD material comes in handy. For a high-end cosmetic dentist demanding the finest art in dental cosmetics, try what we offer you!
IPS e.max ZirCAD
Providing Detail Instructions to Cosmetic Dental Lab.
Although our ceramists are highly qualified, experienced, and formally trained, your instruction and clear expectation are much more important. For example, one of our American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Accredited Fellowship Members spends hours writing instructions or communicating what he and his patients desire to achieve. For example, his instruction includes the exact measurements down to millimeters of the anteriors. Even though he has been using our lab for all cosmetic and full-mouth rehabilitation for the past 15 years, he customizes each patient. In addition, as a cosmetic dental lab, we prefer to include shapes and designs, smile lines, shades, translucency, patterns, textures, bite information, etc.
Dentin Shade Information can be a Key Factor to Success.
As a dental lab, we don’t have the luxury of the presence of your patients while trying to match the shade of #8 or #9. For this reason, we ask you to take many pictures as close as possible to natural lighting and include shade tabs. Furthermore, we ask to use at least two or more shade tabs for the best comparison. In addition, it helps us if you take different angles and views of the entire teeth in a panoramic view.
Also, for the best result, please take a picture of dentin shades, at least one for each anterior, with a dentin shade tab. You can use any popular shade guides if you don’t have a dentin shade guide. Dentin shades can be the key success of full-mouth restoration. Please note that the final shade can shift depending on the dentin shade showing through the thin porcelain crowns. Alternatively, masking at cementation can block the “dark” color showing from deep dentin. The dentin shade is not necessary for porcelain fused to metal (PFM) and full gold crown (FGC).
Of course, basic designs and shapes to adhere to ceramists apply to most patients, such as anatomy, interproximal contacts, bites, and margins. However, some patients may not be familiar with those fundamental anatomical shapes that the dentists and ceramists learned from our formal training. Thus, a minimum “education” or “informational” approach may reduce misunderstanding with a patient, cosmetic dental lab, and your office. For example, a full-mouth rehabilitation patient who does not know the human teeth’ anatomy and shapes may expect a completely different design. At the same time, we understand that the patient has the final words with their smiles. Unfortunately, without communicating with us, there is no way we can know what the patient expects.
At The Art of Aesthetics, specializing and servicing as a cosmetic dental lab, our philosophy is that we deliver what patients desire, regardless of what it “should” be. Sometimes it helps us “unlearn” what we learned to satisfy the patient’s expectations. Therefore, let us know what you and your patients need, and we will customize it accordingly.
Our Cosmetic Dental Lab Story
We Service a Few High-End, Distinguished Dental Practices.
In the rapid transition to the digital dental industry, hand-crafted crowns and veneers by skilled ceramists or dental technicians are rare or even extinct. Not to us! The Art of Aesthetics has survived many challenges since 2003, when we formed in a small suburb city of Carmel, Indiana, about a few minutes north of Indianapolis, IN. Since then, we have expanded to focus on cosmetic dental lab restorations in California for convenience of logistics in the United States and worldwide. Therefore, The Art of Aesthetics became a world dental cosmetics provider. From dental veneers, crowns, and implants, we have the experience and expertise to handle from the simplest to most complex patients — testimonies and commendations to accompany our reputations.
Shade & Material Selections for Cosmetic Dental Lab Restorations
Never before cosmetic dental lab restorations have been easy regarding custom shade. For instance, we will instruct your staff on transmitting shade information using a digital or smartphone camera. It’s more accurate and time-saving than a custom shade pick by a dental technician. In the past, we would visit your office or send your patient to our office for custom shade pick. Typically, we would take notes or draw shade information. But, we have better technology to communicate or transmit shade information due to advanced technology.
At The Art of Aesthetics, we use the best available materials in dental industries today, including IPS Empress, IPS e.max Lithium Disilicate, IPS e.max ZirCAD, zirconia, titanium, gold, and other porcelain ceramics. In addition, we outsource to Zimmer Biomet ZimVie (3i Encode Healing Abutments) and Atlantis for some implant custom abutments. If you have a personal choice of materials, please let us know. As long as U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) clears them for dentistry, we can use them in our cosmetic dental lab.
Nothing is more important than building a partnership between dental offices and a cosmetic dental lab. The Art of Aesthetics believes trusting each other is the first step to a successful long journey. Therefore, we can meet with you or your staff in person at the convenience of your office or by phone. In addition, our texting and emailing customer services are available 24/7. Contact us today!
The Art Of Aesthetics is a prominent cosmetic dental lab.
In addition, we render exquisite dental restoration services to first-class dental practices worldwide.
It is a blessing if you were born with healthy teeth, so being born with a natural, beautiful smile is a blessing.
What is a beautiful smile?
For sure, it’s not a Hollywood smile or a celebrity smile. Remember, a beautiful smile is the reflection of happiness in your heart. It’s priceless and cannot be bought or fixed by a cosmetic dental lab. Also, every smile is unique and beautiful in its own way. So, don’t be afraid to show your smile every day!
Therefore, our cosmetic dental lab fees are competitive and the best buy. Let us know how you want it to be done, and we will deliver it to you at a fraction of the cost.
Moreover, we don’t like to gamble with your valuable cases. It’s because we understand that every patient that comes to our lab is important to you.
The founder and owner of The Art of Aesthetics Inc, a cosmetic dental lab, wrote this article. Neither the writer nor the lab provides dental health services. Thus, use this website’s content for reading and marketing purposes. The accuracy of the contents of this website is not verified. If you have a dental emergency, visit the nearest emergency room or contact your dentist.